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South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper injured in traffic stop
Aid deal promises quicker fire evacuations in Black Hills
UPDATE: 5 people including pregnant woman die in reservation crash
Seeking an outdoor oasis: Pergolas create room-like space
Declutter: Tips to tidy up your home, inbox
Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis
Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020
Could Apple buy Disney? Wall Street revives rumor of potential mega-deal
Caribou Coffee-owner JAB Holdings to buy bakery chain Panera Bread in biggest-ever U.S. restaurant deal
Office supplies retailer Staples explores sale
5 questions with ... KaSondra Staiger, Rancher, Hebron, N.D.
AgweekTV: Better grilling
Escaped cow wanders Mitchell park; lured home with corn
BBQ Boot Camp serves up a smokey sell-out in Fargo
Straight talk on land rent: Are landowners or renters right?
Dillon captures wet Coca-Cola 600 for 1st Cup win
Rays' 15th-inning blasts sink Twins
Kisner earns one-shot win at Dean & Deluca Invitational
Feng limps to one-stroke LPGA victory despite two late bogeys
Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win Indy 500
Blooming beauty: How to freshen up hair and makeup for spring
'The Cemetery Club' handles the topic of grief with care
Couple plans March wedding
Colome man marks 90th birthday
Mitchell woman celebrated 85 years
Daniel Robert Fritz
Karen L. Wright
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
LETTER: Forum clarifications
LETTER: A day we hold sacred
LETTER: Unjustified criticism
Wiltz: The rundown on handgun hunting
Opbroek inducted into 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame
South Dakota sees drop in 2016 pheasant hunting season
Wiltz: A list of favorite lures
South Dakota to release fewer deer hunting licenses
The Rev. Gerald J. Thury
Jim & Elizabeth Wieczorek
November 13, 2013
SD treasurer reports $125M in unclaimed property receipts for ’13
PIERRE — State Treasurer Rich Sattgast released the state’s November unclaimed property receipts for the year, showing the state received $125 million in unclaimed property, far exceeding last year’s estimate of $52 million. “This dollar amount is double what we had estimated...
November 13, 2013 - 6:46am
November 12, 2013
Christmas at Capitol starts later this month
PIERRE — Christmas trees will begin to fill South Dakota Capitol hallways later this month for the annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display. More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated Nov. 23-24 by members of schools, churches, communities and civic groups from across...
November 12, 2013 - 10:41pm
November 4, 2013
MERCER: A lineup card for the GOED mystery
PIERRE — Who and what are state and federal investigators probing in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development? We might never know unless criminal charges are brought. The matter allegedly happened before Gov. Dennis Daugaard took office in January 2011. The governor...
November 4, 2013 - 7:27am
October 3, 2013
Shots heard outside U.S. Capitol, building in lockdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire...
October 3, 2013 - 2:13pm
September 25, 2013
Review: SD spends least in nation on operations, staff for Legislature
By Bob Mercer Capitol correspondent PIERRE — South Dakota spends the least for the operations and staff of its Legislature, according to the audit of management and performance performed by three reviewers for the National Conference of State Legislatures. The review, commissioned...
September 25, 2013 - 11:08pm
Lawmakers ax longtime LRC director Fry
LRC director planned to resign in October; after report revealed, legislators cut ties immediately.
September 25, 2013 - 11:00pm
September 10, 2013
Black Hills Power, PUC agree to deal for customers
PIERRE -- Residential customers of Black Hills Power would pay 5.7 percent more for their electricity under a deal pending before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. Most general-service customers would see an increase of 7.6 percent, while large general-service and industrial...
September 10, 2013 - 8:58pm
State continues push for raw-milk rules
PIERRE -- The state Department of Agriculture isn't backing down from its goal to require better labeling including freshness dates on raw milk sold commercially in South Dakota. Department officials plan another public hearing, this time on Oct. 9, in hope of getting the labeling...
September 10, 2013 - 8:47pm
September 9, 2013
Lead-Deadwood to be capitals for a day
LEAD (AP) — The Black Hills communities of Lead and Deadwood will serve as the state's honorary capitals for a day next Friday. Planned activities include a main street walk, tours of both towns, a roundtable meeting and a community social. Residents are invited to attend...
September 9, 2013 - 2:31pm
August 20, 2013
Sprucing up the SD Capitol
PIERRE -- The $2.7 million renovation of the state Capitol's 199 panels of antique stained glass began Monday, as the first pieces were carefully...
August 20, 2013 - 7:37am
July 31, 2013
SD gets grant to train dislocated workers
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has received a $418,000 federal grant to help train long-term dislocated workers for high-demand occupations. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says the department refers people to training that will lead to jobs...
July 31, 2013 - 3:16pm
July 30, 2013
Gregory co-op called regulatory success
GREGORY -- The elevator goes by Interstate Commodities Inc., Gregory branch -- successor of Gregory Farmers Elevator -- a cooperative that failed...
July 30, 2013 - 10:38pm
3 SD tribes seek state help for voting stations
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Three American Indian tribes in South Dakota and a voting-rights group have asked state election officials to help set up satellite voter registration and absentee voting offices for tribal members who live far from county courthouses. The tribes are asking the...
July 30, 2013 - 1:20pm
SD Ag Department to help counties identify development sites
PIERRE (AP) -- The South Dakota Agriculture Department has started a program to help counties identify the best locations for agricultural development projects. The department will work local governments and development officials on a site analysis program that will look at information...
July 30, 2013 - 1:16pm
Hearing set today on oral credit sales between farmers, elevators
PIERRE -- The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission is proposing new rules for oral credit sales between farmers and elevators. Under the proposal, the contract must be mailed to the farmer, who then has 48 hours to object in writing, or the contract goes into effect. A hearing...
July 30, 2013 - 7:27am